TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AUTHORITY
Minutes of Meeting of February 25, 2009
Members Present: Paul Anderson, Tom Davis, Jim Barton, and Dave Tyler
Members Absent: Mark Livings and Ed Farrell (Alternate)
Others Present: WPCA Superintendent Kevin Leslie, WPCA Attorney Vincent Purnhagen, Charles Riggott, Jay Ussery, Tim Coon and Recording Secretary Laura Michael
Time and Place
Paul Anderson, Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the East Windsor Water Pollution Control Authority Administration Bldg., 192 South Water St., East Windsor, CT.
I. Designate Alternate to Sit for Absent Member
There was a quorum of regular members present.
II. Acceptance of Minutes of February 11, 2009
Motion: To accept the minutes of February 11, 2009
III. Payment of Bills
Motion: To authorize the payment of the February 25, 2009 bill sheet in the amount of $40,731.28.
Discussion: Mr. Leslie went over the Bill Sheet outlining any unusual bills.
*Attorney Purnhagen arrived at 7:08 pm
There were no visitors expected.
V. Receipt of Applications
There were no new applications.
VI. Approval of Applications
G-III Holdings, LLC, 70, 76, & 84 Winkler Rd
Attorney Purnhagen reported that he had spoken to Attorney Landolina. He is waiting for Attorney Landolina to provide Certificate of Title as to ownership of the property.
Motion: To approve the application of G-III Holdings, LLC, 70, 76, & 84 Winkler Rd subject to review of executed easements for sewer lines and Certificate of Title as to ownership of property on map prepared by JR Russo showing easement
area to be granted to Town of East Windsor across property of Newberry Village, LLC, Winkler Road, Newberry Road, Blue Heron Way, Mockingbird Lane, East Windsor, CT dated 9/25/08 and map prepared by JR Russo showing easement areas to be granted to Town of East Windsor across property of G-III Holding, LLC Winkler
Road, East Windsor, CT dated 9/24/08.
*Mr. Davis arrived at 7:08 pm
Pump Station Agreement – SJK Properties, Quarry Meadows
There was nothing new to report.
There was nothing new to report.
VIII. Unfinished Business
Modification of Sewer Service Area
Mr. Leslie reported that he received a request from the Town Planning Department for a modification to the Sewer Service Area based on the Town Plan of Development. Town Planner Whitten is asking that a M1 parcel along railroad tracks be included. This is land zoned industrial and it needs sewers to be developed. It had not been included in the service area because there had been no interest in the land, but now there is interest in developing it. Mr. Tyler stated they would need to be able to justify including it in the service area. Mr. Anderson stated that it is industrial land and needs to be sewered; it is the State’s intent to make railroads active and the intent of the Planning side of the Town to develop industrial land. Mr. Barton stated that there
are rules and the rules were made for a purpose; the map needs to be followed. Mr. Anderson explained that the map is a work in progress and has not been approved. Attorney Purnhagen stated that there are two sets of rules; zoning, which requires sewers and the sewer service area. This is a conflict.
Motion: To suspend the regular meeting for the purpose of holding the public hearing scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
IX. Public Hearing Scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
Motion: To open the public hearing for M&L Mason’s Brook LLC, 9 Masons Brook Lane through Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 17 Canyon Ridge Dr.
There was no one present for M&L Mason’s Brook LLC, 9 Masons Brook Lane. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new single family construction and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for M&L Mason’s Brook LLC, 10 Masons Brook Lane. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new single family construction and one-half of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Jezierski, 7 Winton Rd. Mr. Leslie explained that this is an existing single family property and all of the FCC has been paid.
There was no one present for Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 17 Canyon Ridge Dr. Mr. Leslie explained that this is a new 10 unit apartment building and none of the FCC has been paid.
Motion: To close the public hearing for M&L Mason’s Brook LLC, 9 Masons Brook Lane through Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 17 Canyon Ridge Dr.
X. Action on Facility Connection Charges
Motion: To impose the Facility Connection Charges as published M&L Mason’s Brook LLC, 9 Masons Brook Lane through Mansions at Canyon Ridge LLC, 17 Canyon Ridge Dr.
Unfinished Business - continued
Modification of Sewer Service Area
Mr. Barton stated that they will have to go across property outside of the sewer service area to get to pipe. He questioned if the map was meaningless. Mr. Tyler said that the State requires the map. Mr. Leslie explained that they were asked a concept, would they consider putting the parcel in the sewer service area. Mr. Anderson reported that there is a particular project interested in the land and the State will support the change. Mr. Leslie will get information about which way the sewer could go for the next meeting. The discussion will be tabled until then.
North Road Sewer Design
Tim Coon from JR Russo went over the general layout. They would tie into existing gravity line to a pump station behind the Mardi Gras and would eliminate the existing North Rd pump station. This will require easements. They now have the sewer ending at Mullen Rd but would be at a depth to be able to extend to Melrose Rd. Mr. Coon distributed a chart showing the existing flow and the potential flow. The existing flow is 9,500 gallons per day and the potential, full build out flow to be 482,000 gallons per day. This area is to be developed as the Northern Business Corridor. There was a discussion concerning pipe size and laterals. Today a 6” pipe would be needed for pressure, as the land is developed and there is more flow, a larger pipe
would be needed. It was the consensus to put in two pipes at this time and to leave one unused. The borings will be done next and will take about 3 weeks. Attorney Purnhagen will acquire the easements and an application will be submitted to Wetlands in April.
Newberry Road Assessments
Mr. Leslie reported that there were questions concerning the assessments for Newberry Village, the property had been broken down and development rights reserved. The project has approval for 92 units, but some duplexes and triplexes have become single units. What should be done? Attorney Purnhagen asked if the ownership had been determined. Mr. Leslie replied that he thinks he has sorted out who owns what. There are conservation easements; that land can’t be built on and has no value. There are 3 lots on Winkler Rd that benefit from the pump station; they couldn’t be sewered without the pump station. There was a discussion concerning the number of units to assess and the wording of the assessment notice. The approval date of the 3 lots on
Winkler Rd will be determined and the assessed value of the land and the buildings will be broken out. Mr. Leslie will contact Attorney Landolina to see if the land has been turned over to the association.
*Jay Ussery and Tim Coon left the meeting at 9:04 pm
XI. New Business
Mr. Leslie explained that he would like to get the budget behind them. Would they like to schedule a budget workshop? The feeling was that a workshop wasn’t needed at this time. The SUC rate will remain the same. Mr. Leslie will have a draft budget for the March meeting.
Motion: To adjourn the meeting at 9:19 pm